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NFL quarterback Tony Romo has ended speculations about his future with the Dallas Cowboys, opting for retirement according to multiple reports. With no team willing to engage in a trade, the veteran has decided to take CBS up on its offer.
Romo, who has spent his entire professional career with the Cowboys, had been linked to a move to the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans in an attempt to reignite his career. However ESPN and several outlets reported that the four-time Pro-Bowler had instead decided to walk away from the sport to pursue a career in broadcasting.
ESPN reported that Romo had an agreement with CBS to be the network’s analyst, replacing former NFL quarterback Phil Simms.
Last month Romo said goodbye to the Cowboys even though his fate remained unclear, taking to social media to thank his fans.
Romo, who turns 37 this month, fractured his back last August and spent most of the season in rehabilitation only to find his place taken by Prescott, who led the Cowboys to the playoffs.
Romo is the Cowboys’ all-time leader with 34,183 passing yards and 248 touchdowns but has not played a full season since 2012 due to injuries, missing 21 games over the past two seasons. (AFP)